Residential Student Move-In
Move-in takes place on August 24 for Pre-Orientation participants (except Less Quack While You Unpack) and International students, August 26 for Less Quack While You Unpack Pre-Orientation participants, and on August 27 for all new students. Student-athletes who are in-season in the fall arrive early on August 17. The Office of Residential and Dining Services will contact all residential students in late July to communicate an assigned arrival time on your scheduled move-in day. If you travel to campus by car, please plan to bring only one car. Each student may bring guests with them to assist with move-in; however, we do recommend that you keep your guests to a maximum of three if possible. When you arrive, you will be greeted by many excited students, staff and faculty who will provide you with the information you need to get to your room and begin unpacking. On-campus parking is available for one car per student on your move-in day.
Residence Hall Staff
The Office of Residential Education has an amazing team of staff to support residential students during your time at Stevens, from our professional Resident Directors, Assistant Directors and Director. Your first point of contact will be your Resident Assistant, or RA. Your RA is a returning Stevens student who is available on your floor to connect with you, to provide academic and social support and resources, to confront and manage any incidents you may encounter and to develop a friendly community on your floor and in your hall. Your RA will reach out to you later in the summer to say hello and offer an introduction.
Students who commute to campus should plan to first arrive on campus to check-in on either August 24 (for those participating in Pre-Orientation programs) or August 27 (for all other new students). A specific arrival time will be communicated to you in August. Commuter students participate in all aspects of New Student Orientation and should plan to remain on campus for events all day and late into the evening during the Orientation period. During Orientation, commuter students will learn about parking, student discounts for NJ Transit, campus resources, spaces for commuter students, and the Commuter Student Association.
Making New Connections
If you are nervous about meeting new people, remember that your new classmates are in the same situation as you. They don’t know anyone either and they want as much as you do to find people to share the adventure with. Be friendly and open, attend all of the Orientation sessions, participate in programs and events, and introduce yourself to new faces. Join student groups that appeal to you and meet people who share your interests. Also, remember that college is the ultimate learning experience where you learn tons about getting along with other people and understanding and celebrating differences. Try to be open to new experiences and people.